PC Marketplace to be Retired by Microsoft

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Microsoft has announced that with the switch to currency system from Microsoft Points, they will also be closing the PC Marketplace as well. This does not mean GFWL is gone but the service is not really being used by anyone.

The Marketplace will be closed on August 22. Here’s their official statement on the same:

As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired and the PC Marketplace will be closed as of August 22, 2013.

We encourage you to spend your Microsoft Points balance prior to this change. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual.

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